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So does the GS Series.



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The 650W GS Series would provide that silence. You're not going to hear a 120mm fan spinning at slow speeds. My HX650's fan supposedly spins at 800 RPM while there's hardly any power being pulled from it, but I can't hear it - not even if I put my ear right next to it.

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EVGA G2 PSUs has an eco mode switch that keeps the fan off at idle and low loads until a temperature threshold activates the fan. My 850 G2 has one.

Unfortunatly, I bought this power supply entirely with gift cards to best buy that I got for my birthday, so whatever PSU I get, has to be one that best buy offers.

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Unfortunatly, I bought this power supply entirely with gift cards to best buy that I got for my birthday, so whatever PSU I get, has to be one that best buy offers.

 

Wow. $156.99 for the RM850. What the hell is Best Buy thinking?

 

Anyway, here's a much better 650W PSU for $100.24:

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lepa-g650-mas-650w-crossfire-87plus-gold-certified-atx-12v-psu-black/1309723850.p?id=mp1309723850&skuId=1309723850

 

It will be just as quiet as you need it to be.

 

Or, here's a PSU that I'll sacrifice my comfort to recommend: the HX650.... for a disgustingly high price of $133.99: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/corsair-hx-series-hx650-power-supply-650-watt-80-plus-certified-modular-psu-black/1305634846.p?id=mp1305634846&skuId=1305634846

 

Maybe you should use those gift cards to get something else and buy a PSU from Amazon.com instead. Like, use them up on movies or something. Buy things that are more reasonably-priced with those gift cards.



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Wow. $156.99 for the RM850. What the hell is Best Buy thinking?

Anyway, here's a much better 650W PSU for $100.24:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lepa-g650-mas-650w-crossfire-87plus-gold-certified-atx-12v-psu-black/1309723850.p?id=mp1309723850&skuId=1309723850

It will be just as quiet as you need it to be.

Or, here's a PSU that I'll sacrifice my comfort to recommend: the HX650.... for a disgustingly high price of $133.99: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/corsair-hx-series-hx650-power-supply-650-watt-80-plus-certified-modular-psu-black/1305634846.p?id=mp1305634846&skuId=1305634846

Maybe you should use those gift cards to get something else and buy a PSU from Amazon.com instead.

that powersupply isnt sold by Best Buy, its " Sold & Shipped by: Buy.com ". On BestBuy's website, in the middle top of the page you need to click on " BestBuy Items ". Also, dont fret, I didnt pay $156.99 for the RM850, Best buy price matches amazon and I got it for $129.99.

I think Ill return it and get the EVGA G2 750
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-supernova-power-supply/5408132.p?id=1219127073008&skuId=5408132

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I appreciate the input and understand where you're coming from. But for the build I am currently doing, I wanted to keep it as quiet as possible, so I wanted a power supply that the fan will be off at idle, to do that I need to a higher wattage PSU so Im in the lower percentile current draw during gaming to keep the fan from coming on.

Unfortunatly, I bought this power supply entirely with gift cards to best buy that I got for my birthday, so whatever PSU I get, has to be one that best buy offers.

The EVGA GS series is based on the Seasonic G series.

The Seasonic G series maxed out at ~34dBA under 90-100% load. That is very quiet. The G2 is louder at high loads going into the 40s


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that powersupply isnt sold by Best Buy, its " Sold & Shipped by: Buy.com ". On BestBuy's website, in the middle top of the page you need to click on " BestBuy Items ". Also, dont fret, I didnt pay $156.99 for the RM850, Best buy price matches amazon and I got it for $129.99.

I think Ill return it and get the EVGA G2 750
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-supernova-power-supply/5408132.p?id=1219127073008&skuId=5408132

 

I didn't know that gift cards couldn't be used in the Best Buy marketplace. That's why I left it that way.

 

Anyway, yeah, that's your best option with Best Buy's limited selection. Or, you could use those gift cards on something else and get a PSU from Amazon.com or other stores. That way, your options are unlimited.



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Wow I have a RM850 sitting in the box new from a Corsair RMA of my old TX850 v1 from years back that went bad.

While I have yet to even test it, been sitting in the box unopened for a long time now, it better not blow up. tongue.gif

Granted your case is probably a rare and extreme one, that really could have happened to any PSU.

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I didn't know that gift cards couldn't be used in the Best Buy marketplace. That's why I left it that way.

Anyway, yeah, that's your best option with Best Buy's limited selection. Or, you could use those gift cards on something else and get a PSU from Amazon.com or other stores. That way, your options are unlimited.

Should I contact Corsair and see if they will upgrade me to the AX860i or return the RM850 and get the EVGA?

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I'd see what Corsair says first unless you need another PSU ASAP. If you can wait, see what they say. If you can get a AX or AXi then do it.

Otherwise if you need it now take it back and swap it for the EVGA.


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Should I contact Corsair and see if they will upgrade me to the AX860i or return the RM850 and get the EVGA?

 

I sincerely doubt that Corsair would replace it with the much-more-expensive AX860i. Why would they? I mean, they're still making the RM850. I would rather see you swap it at Best Buy for the 750W EVGA G2 because EVGA is far more deserving of PSU sales than Corsair.

 

Edit: I guess what I'm getting at is, why would any company replace a defective unit with one that has a much higher value? Almost all companies replace defective products with the same product. If that product is no longer available, then they replace it with one that's of equal value.



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